Yearly Archives: 2015

Thomson Geer has advised ASX listed Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd on its entry into the German market in a deal worth €82m ($A125m). Germany is the fourth largest pizza market in the world.

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On 15 October 2015, the Government introduced the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No.5) Bill 2015. The Bill has been passed by both houses and received assent on 30 November 2015. So it is now law.

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The Christmas shut-down period is notorious for the lodgement of payment claims under the security of payment legislation in each of the country’s jurisdictions.  The motive is obvious – there is an advantage to be had by delivering a payment claim in a period in which most of the construction industry is traditionally operating on […]

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High Court finds in favour on Liquidators’ retention obligations The question whether a liquidator or receiver, after deriving income, profits or a capital gain (‘IPG’), is required to retain moneys sufficient to pay tax before or only after the issue of an assessment has now been finally answered by the High Court.  In a majority […]

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Section 82(4) of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (the ACA) (applying to injuries sustained prior to 1 July 2014) and section 40(5) of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (the WIRCA) (applying to injuries sustained on 1 July 2014 onwards) are largely identical and state: “….if it is proved that an injury to a […]

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After having been delayed for several years, Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) new Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) and associated register are likely to commence in January 2016. These laws and its register are similar to Australia’s Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (called the PPSA), but with a number of major differences.

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A party that wishes to call on performance security given under a building contract is required to serve written notice on the other party within a prescribed timeframe. This notice obligation is found in s 67J of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld) (QBCC Act)

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On 24 November, Independent Senator Nick Xenophon introduced the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 into the Senate. A long-time advocate for gambling reform, this is not the Senator's first attempt to amend the IGA, with an earlier attempt to reform the IGA in respect of virtual credit being made in 2013.

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Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) has recently announced that it will construct a 1.17 MW, 8000-square-metre solar system, comprising a total of 4500 solar panels, on the roof of the airport's short-term car park. Thomson Geer advised AAL on the procurement methodology and the Invitation to Tender & Construction Contract for the project.

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Thomson Geer has advised ANZ on the acquisition of 100% of the securities in the Transit Systems Ferries Group by SeaLink Travel Group, with a purchase price of $125 million.

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